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of japan's energy policy in july, the government introduced a system called the feed in tariff which allows people to sell renewable energy to power companies at a fixed price. investors have rushed in to take advantage of this new market. workers in southern japan started work this week on one what will be one of the largest solar plants. it extends over 1 million square meters. the site was purchased 30 years ago in hopes to build a petrochemical complex. a recession foiled their plan. last october, they announced a new man to go solar. they are hoping switch on the plant in april of next year. they project it will produce enough energy to power 30,000 households. >> translator: we would like to promote renewable energy and we would like to help cover power shortages in the region. so we want to contribute to the power supply. >> government officials say as of november, companies have been working on nearly 500 solar projects, each of them capable of powering at least 250 homes. earlier, i spoke about nhk world's reporter who has been covering environmental issues and talked about the boo
energy policy. >> i have the book. you have all been waiting for it and take you for giving me the opportunity to talk a little bit about what we have been doing on the energy committee for the past year in an effort to really focus on where we have been with energy policy and really helping to move forward in a way that is not the same old same old, but really real imagining and refocusing where we should be has been an important opportunity for us to really put some considered thought into the proposal. what you have in front of you is better than airplane reading. there are some suggestions in this energy 2020 document that people will look at and they will argue and they will say -- that is one person's view. that is true, that is true. but while we are trying to do is not give you a legislative package starting with initiatives that we are going to kind of clicked off as we move forward. this is really designed to be a discussion blueprint. we want to try to change the conversation. one of the reasons we have to think about changing the conversation is because the energy p
administration has been getting called out for picking winners and losers in the energy sector, mostly losers. a new bill would eliminate all of the energy, all of the energy tax credits. would that make it even playing field for people in that this is? running me now, republican congressman of kansas superposed the bill. congressman, welcome to the show. are you trying to accomplish with this? >> several things, first of all. thank you for having me on the show and talk about this. this is about affordable energy for the folks in kansas and california. affordable energy that they can depend on and rely on. our tax cut has become one that favors folks with a political ties and not those customers. in so many energy companies to get back to doing what they're supposed to do, creating value through finding customers, not political patrons. my legislation does just that, getting rid of every single energy tax credit in the entire code. i am all for it. we should close these loopholes for wind and the algae and tax credits totalling guesstimated of the mall and level the playing field. gerri: you
next year. >>> the nuclear accident prompted a major rethink of japan's energy policy. in july the government introduced a system called the feed and tariff, allows people with renewable energy to sell companies at a fixed price. investors have rushed in to take advantage ofmarket. workers in southern japan started construction on one of japan's largest solar plants. a trading house is overseeing the project and extends over 1 million square meters. they purchased the site 30 years ago and hoped to build a petro chemical complex. but a recession foiled their plan. last october they announce ad new plan to go solar. they hope to switch on the plant in april of next year. they project it will be able to power 30,000 households. >> translator: we would like to promote renewable energy, and we would like to help cover power shortages in the region. so we want to contribute to the power supply. >> government officials say that as of november companies have been working on nearly 500 solar projects. each of them capable of powering at least 250 homes. >>> and we've been covering envi
, that is a great question. triet its current to metastasize tree we are seeing growth in the energy sector through oil and gas you are always finding new fields. ghana is an example in the industry that keeps booming. there are other places around west africa and in this region there's a potential for the oil and gas of in certain quadrants between the borders of mali and more tammie as a you have companies, western companies that are out looking for this. exxonmobil, vp, offshore, all these companies are out there so you have the westerners operating in the region, and if you start seeing the tax like the one that we saw in algeria, that is when to cause some impact economically you are going to see that. the other thing is there is -- i will use france as an example from the four ret base you have 10% of the french population is of some percentage in north africa whether it is first, second, third, fourth generation. you have individuals from within these groups that are sympathetic to the cause or the islamist cause in the region. if you keep this unchecked what you have is a migration flow of
of this quiet, bilateral meetings may produce some sort of agreement. then the global energy policy featured big today. why so big on day one? >> it turns out both of the main sessions today were about economic issues. one focused on the future of the eurozone crisis, and the other on oil and gas bonanza in the u.s. basically the question of for acting -- of fracking. people here admit it is undoubtedly a boon for the u.s. that it will soon be energy independent. one of the world's biggest exporters of gas. the fact is people are also concerned in munich that that may mean that the u.s. will be less engaged with the middle east and on middle eastern issues. u.s. officials here were at pains to deny that. there was then also a lot of talk about competitiveness and weather this u.s. oil and gas bonanza will increase its competitiveness, particularly in manufacturing industries, possibly to the detriment of europe. competitiveness and the economy being recognized here as important factors on the security front as well. >> protests in egypt have again turn violent. opponents of the islamist presiden
nationwide. this was to try and change people's mindset about energy. in seoul subway stops manually opened train doors. and passengers who got stuck in an elevator. traffic lights were turned off at intersections and police officers r direted traffic. a group appeared in a tv campaign calling on people to save energy. officials have also introduced forcible measures. they require 6,000 companies mainly for consumers to reduce their power use by 10%. large buildings including department stores must set room temperatures below 20 degrees celsius. officials have formed what they call surveillance troops to go around checking stores. businesses failing to meet the rules are fined. institutions across the country are expected to set room temperatures at 18 degrees. 2 degrees lower. >> translator: it's cold. i wear lots of layers in order to endure it. >> reporter: the executive branch should be a role model. at 11:00 the lights suddenly go off in offices and the staff disappear. in the darkness they head for the cafeteria to have a lunch break. in winter time power consumption peaks between 10:
and in their neighborhoods, and economics will always play a role in that. next, think about energy and climate change. managing the world's energy supplies in a way that minimizes conflict and supports economic growth while protecting the future of our planet is one of the greatest challenges of our time so we are using both high- level international diplomacy and grass-roots partnerships to curb carbon emissions and other causes of climate change. we've created a new bureau at the state department focused on energy diplomacy as well as new partnerships like the u.s.-e.u. energy council. we've worked extensively with the iraqis to support their energy sector because it is critical to their economy and stability. we have intensified our efforts to resolve energy disputes from the south china sea to the eastern mediterranean. this has been helped significantly by the increase in our own domestic production. as iranian oil has gone offline, other oil has gone online. levers of power and values we cannot afford to ignore. universal rights exist. governments are obligated to protect them. we're at the fro
is often seen as a shining example of renewable energy. but for manufacturers of solar panels, price competition is clouding the outlook. a japanese manufacturer is doing their entire production of solar panels in malaysia for the first time. we report. >> reporter: panasonic built this plant in malaysia at the cost of $480 million. the factory started shipping solar panels on the first day. output will eventually reach some 1.3 million units a year. demand for solar power is rising rapidly, especially in japan and europe. greater awareness of energy conservation is one factor. programs to facilitate trade in solar and other renewable energy have also helped. but price competition is intensifying. china is the world's biggest maker of solar panels. chinese manufacturers have cut their prices aggressively, putting foreign rivals under pressure. price cutting is the major factor of solar panel industry. this factory in malaysia is expected to reduce the course of production by 20%. until now, panasonic produced the key component to solar cells in japan and assembled the panels overseas
. >>> environmentalists hope up solar power as a shining example of renewable energy but competition clouded the outlook for people who make polar panels. executives at a japanese firm have their operations elsewhere in an effort to be more efficient. more from nhk world's chikashi takaoka. >> reporter: the factory started shipping home use solar panels on thursday. output will eventually reach some 3 million units a year. demand for solar power is rising rap rapidly, especially in japan and europe. greater awareness of energy conservation is one factor. programs to facilitate trade in solar and other renewable energy have also helped. but price competition is intensifying. china is the world's biggest maker of solar panels. chinese manufacturers have cut their prices aggressively, putting foreign rivals under pressure. price cutting is the major factor of solar panel industry. in factory in malaysia is expected to reduce the cost of production by 20%. until now, pan sannic produced the key component the solar cells in japan and assembled the panels overseas. by sbeg grating production in one place, the
it a more perfect union our way. tonight, i feel this energy and hope. when i began in new york, my metaphor was i was a prisoner of hope. the challenges looked so great. every month, my staff would come in with a new problem that we did not realize was there. i wouldn't look at them and say, i am a prisoner of hope. [laughter] seven years as the mayor of the city of newark, where we have ushered in our biggest development in our economy, for the first time in 60 years, our population has grown and is not declining, i have changed my metaphor. this nation has taught me that i need not be a prisoner of hope. the possibilities in this country, the promise of people coming together, has changed my metaphor. my experience in my great city has changed my metaphor. now i am hopeful unhinged. there is nothing we cannot do. [applause] i end with a question that has been asked since the war of 1812, when a man standing off the coast of our country watching bombs bursting in air penned these words that form a question that we must answer in this generation, that we must rise and tell the truth of who
. >> "washington journal" continues. michael're back with burgess, a republican and vice chairman of the energy and commerce subcommittee. thanks for talking to our viewers. guest: thanks for having me. host: republicans are saying to avoid the automatic spending cuts, we need entitlement reform on the table. president obama said yesterday if we cannot agree to something long-term like entitlement reform, let's do something short-term. do you agree? guest: no. president obama should be talking about the next sequester, because this one is happening. it was postponed to march 1 on the first and january. this is a promise that we made, the congress and the president made to the american people in order to get our fiscal house in order if we could not come up with the cuts, the savings to do that, these cuts would be automatic. host: you are ok with them? guest: i don't like it. the republican house has proposed two alternatives where the sequester might be differently apportioned and there might be some other things like medical liability reform. i am for that, but the senator never took it up. p
innovatioinnovatio n, infrastructure, new energy, new forms of energy because there will be no consistency is in june we were to set out a roadmap and then we're have a deflationary pack and the fall of the european financial framework. my third principle is that the budget must support the most vulnerable of europeans, those most exposed to the crisis, the poorest of the poor. the funds for their must not only be kept going, they must have more money paid into them. we have the globalization adjustment fund. it is necessary. we are to deal with the restructure. many countries have to face. and the european structural funds is all in the regional programs and, of course, unemployment very young people, which must be a european program with a real priority for the choices we have to make. lastly, the last of these principles that i will be defending in these negotiations that are about to open is a resource system that is more fair and more comprehensible. in the short term the amount of the checks and the rebates must not rise anymore, but in the future we must have real resources. this is vital, oth
years paramilitary operations had consumed a lot of resources, expertise, time, energy, and efforts at the cia. do you believe this has been at the expense of traditional cia responsibility collection, analysis? >> there have been opportunity costs because of the dedication of those resources. i would inventory our resources so they are being dedicated against a wide variety of strategic priorities to protect our country. in terms of operational collection activities worldwide, the analysis being done, what are we doing in these other areas? cyber -- are so many different areas. there is an intersection between counter-terrorism and these other areas. international organized crime. we want to optimize this resources so we can leverage capabilities we have to deal with these challenging issues across a very large globe. >> mr. brennan, you have devoted a great deal of your life to public service, for which i thank you. and you obviously understand the world of intelligence in a way that few people do. you have been an intelligence professional for much of your professional life. in t
, credit, equity, commodity and energy. gfi group is a wholesale broker come sometimes called an interdealer broker. the rest of the industry go back over a century in the world's major financial centers. gfi has institutional clients in transacting exchange listed products and also operates exchanges for things that don't trade on traditional exchanges, instruments that are instead traded over-the-counter such as swaps and other derivative instruments. 15 months ago congress passed the dodd-frank act including title vii that requires when possible that stock transactions be cleared, reported and execute on exchanges, or swap execution facilities. congress recognized global swap workers won't be widely served by firms such as the gfi group. it was great to reflecting on standing role and recognize terms like gfi into the nod the new dodd-frank regulatory framework. the fec and the cftc are still at work on detailed regulations. that will impact the entire process of trading swap in the united states and abroad. getting those rules right now impact not just the large banks and
coal and what it could mean is greenpeace climate and energy campaigner kelly mitchell. welcome inside "the war room." >> thank you. >> jennifer: so why are mining companies moving to export coal overseas? >> right now is a pretty terrible time to be a coal industry executive. for decades it has been the major source of energy. but that is reversing, and that is a huge success story for people concerned about climate change and public health but that is a terrible reality for coal executives and their financiers. so now they are getting the stuff out of the u.s. and into emerging economies. >> jennifer: so is that why coal is now a dollar a ton? these companies are buying it for so cheap; is that why? >> that is sort of a scandal in of itself. the majority of coal is from an area called the power river basin, and most of that is federally owned coal, and the federal government is responsible for -- >> jennifer: wait, when you say federally owned coal, you are talking it is leased -- they go down, but it is on public lands. >> exactly. it is on public land
considerations and not issued in good faith. >>> japan has agreed to provide india's steel industry with energy saving technology. output is expected to jump five-fold by 2050 but energy conservation is a pressing issue because the industry is heavily dependent on fuel oil as well as electric power. the agreement came after a meeting in tokyo. it was tended by government and industry officials from the two countries. the technological know-how to be provided to india provides, among other things, how to convert heat and gas from steel mills into electric power. >> we hope that in the time to come we'll be second largest steel producer of the world. with this expansion, capacity is in mind, we do require better technologies, efficient technologies. we are assured with the discretion with exports, we will be able to find the right technologies for india. >> under the accord, japan will also send experts to india to help build energy-saving facilities. >>> that is going to wrap it up for biz tonight. let's get you a check of the markets. >>> residents of beijing have woken up for much of the past
. >>> a teenager without a monster energy drink or red bull, that's a rare thing to finds. >> they are addicted. doctors say they are at risk. what health risks can cause in young people. >>> shock in the skies as the pilot stumbles out of the cockpit and passes out. who got people safely on the grouped? >>> airport fixture, are the bomb sniffing dogs affective? the results of a new government report, we'll be right back. we gotta sell the car. where would we even start? get the car. hi howard. get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings attached. carmax. start here. joining me are the fans this is crissy, how are you doing tonight? >> i'm great, thanks. >> are you excited to know the ravens are going to the super bowl? >> i'm beyond stoked. >> tell me about the things you are going to be doing. >> my favorite player is ray rice. i like the little guys that can run fast. then, having a couple of super bowl partys with family, that will be a lot of fun. >> thank you very much. we will be having a purple pep rally from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. come d
be the next energy secretary. dagen: more on the power outage and the record-breaking at cbs sports for that incredible game. connell: and cyber attacks, the white house considering action against china. dagen: i had the ravens, did you? by a field goal, 27-24. connell: nobody knows football like dagen mcdowell. clearly. dagen: stocks now has to do every 15 minutes, nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. nicole: a good bet going. if yo you're betting on the mar, 14,000 mark a little disappointed today, we are pulling back, dow jones industrials down 116 points right now. a majority of the dow components, 28 of the 30 were in the red, only two names, green arrows, there is ro rod-based selling going on, the retail stocks all with down arrows. some of this is coupled with number one, very far, very fast. and you have a strong dollar, worries of europe once again factoring in. and they look at oracle, up over 1%. down 1.6%. up over the $2 billion deal. obviously the equato acquirer cg in. dagen: energy attorney announced friday he will be leaving that post pending confirmati
. energy has been the leading sector in this recent rally. so are these still -- these stocks still a hot play or are they too hot to handle now? if you thought profits were the thing that is the only thing that ceos cared about, think again. we will tell what you is keeping top guys and girls up at night. my partner sue is up at the stock exchange. sue? >> hi, ty. money-losing u.s. postal service is ending saturday delivery of first class mail. all in an effort to trim costs. postmaster general speaking to cnbc about the move and ramifications for you and for business. pearson is in washington with the plan and political fall out. hampton, you're up first. >> losing about $36 million a day, cutting saturday first class delivery will save about $2 billion a year. it is really the best short term option right now for the postal service with losing $16 billion last year np in the past, congressman dated six day service. but right now, because the government is running on a temporary continuing resolution, that is opening the door for the postal service to act. >> it's our interpretation tha
oamerica's den oil could be numbered. >> reporter: the u.s. has discover energy than it thought it had. some talk about north american energy independence. >> we could make opec n0pec. the reason, advances in technology such as fracking, horizohorizontal drilling and or improvements which increase natural gas production by 27% in just four years, making the u.s. number one in gas with oil on its way. >> we're talking decades, if not into the hundreds of years of supply in north america. >> it's been estimated by the energy information agency that we could be the number one oil producer in the world by 2020, surpassing saudi arabia, so this is a big deal. it's a game-changing opportunity, and it's of historic proportions. >> reporter: even though who share the administration desire to reduce the use the petro chemicals acknowledge projections that the u.s. will produce one-third more of its own oil by 2020. 1 analyst said self reliance must include alternatives such as wind, solar, and more. >> we can reduce our dependence on foreign oil by shifting to electric vehicles and investing in
's louisiana, home of the super bowl, and more important, the energy sector. so far in 2013, it's the leader, it's up 8%. sure, oil's increased in price this year, but that's not what's really behind the energy move. no, it's the astounding renaissance of the american oil industry. where we keep finding more and more oil and gas, and the companies doing the findings keep going higher and higher in price. just think about what core labs, the company with the technology behind finding so much new oil in old places said last night, last night right here when it detailed its quarter. a quarter that by the way drove the stock up $10.44 to finish today, core told us there could be not one, but two gigantic oil fields in this country we don't even know about, the size of the bakken and eagle ford, the two shales that have made the pipe dream of north american energy self-sufficiency into a reality that we could see in just a couple years time. could you imagine? i think america's oil and gas industry is in the early innings of the second game of the double-header. first game being spindle top. and
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. finally, i became a ping pong master while recording my debut album. how you ask? with 5-hour energy. i get hours of energy now -- no crash later. wait to see the next five hours. >> on the day we found out dell is taking itself private, it is worth remembering that 15 years ago, dell was among the hottest tech stocks out there. these days you don't want to hear about dell. if it goes public again, it will be more styling with the times. when it comes to tech, you want to hear about the companies that represent the future not the past. stocks with momentum. tonight, we are going off the charts with the help of bob lyon, doing well for us. the founder and senior strategist and my colleague at thestreet.com. he works with me on the realmoney.com pay site. the four names are fang. fang. fang for short. these are the stocks that seem to be moving higher of late. what is fang? facebook, amazon netflix and google. they all take major bites out of the bears. fang was also the dog on "get smart." as we approach one of the most important days of the year for the stock market, my birthday. if you
are faulty. energy research firm saying washington is lowballing the amount of cash and jobs more drilling here would generate. daniel, can you give us ballpark numbers you're talking about what drilling would add to the u.s. economy in terms of tax revenues and revenues overall? >> you bet. most people are familiar with what is going on in north dakota, down in texas and louisiana and around the country where we are producing private land. government land 96% are basically untouched and what it could mean is in excess of $450 billion per year in gdp growth, and 20 times as much as the government is talking the ministrations talking about in terms of increased energy taxes. we have been putting people to work, building infrastructure, it is a win-win-win deal. alalbany does the government to step out of the way and let people go to work. liz: instead of drill, baby, drill, demonstrators are talking about draw, baby, draw. we have the boxer shell, reservoir two times the size of a country of oil. what is that in compass? is it just drilling were all sorts of jobs and gdp growth? tell me wha
center for energy this was pretty hot halftime show. this happened after that. do you think beyonce had anything to do with this in your expert opinion? >> well it is hard to tell right now. very well could have. i guess we'll have to look at the sequence of events to see when the power outage actually occurred and when the show actually ended and how much stress anything from that show may have put on the electrical infrastructure within the super boehm but right now there really isn't enough evidence to suggest either way that it was caused by the electrical stresses from that show or not. >> there was a lot of energy, certainly during that show. >> yeah. jenna: there is a joint statement released by entergy, new orleans, the power provider to the stadium superdome, the superdome operator. could you translate this for us this is jar most don't understand. a piece of equipment designed to monitor electrical load sensed an be a normality in the system. wins the issue was detected the sensing equipment operated as designed and opened a breaker causing power to be partially cut. what does
promoting renewable energy and public land and managing the 2010 gulf of mexico oil spill. a little background. she has a degree of mechanical engineering from the university of washington. she began her career as engineer for mobile oil. she began her career as commercial banker. i thought that was interesting. she is married with two children. the president is expected to make the nomination at top of the hour. lori: i can't believe she is leaving rei. they make cool stuff. >> they do books? lori: books? no. melissa: it is quarter to. as we do every 15 minutes, let's check the markets. nicole petallides is on the floor of the new york stock exchange, watching names that report after the bell today, nicole. >> no book titles here right now. let's talk about earnings, earnings, earnings. it is the season and we watched these names so closely today, after the bell. in the 4:00 p.m. hour, keep an eye on these names between now and the closing bell. so we're looking attest sorrow corporation. this is a name in exploration and production, oil energy, exploration production. a 52-week hi
of extra heap trapped each day is equivalent to the energy released by 400,000 hiroshima atomic bombs every day. that's a lot of energy, even on a big planet. and one of the things that does is it evaporates more water off the oceans which puts more water vapor into the sky, 4% more in the last 30 years, and then when that waterfalls, either as rain or snow, it comes in much larger downpours, which causes larger floods. the winds get stronger. the storm, the storms are more intense, the sea level is up. all those things converged on sandy. but the very fact that there is 4% more water vapor in the atmosphere, not just above the place where the raindrops fall, you know, you have a bathtub filled with water, you open the drain, the water going down the drain just come just from the part of the tub directly above the drain t comes from the whole tub. and when there is a storm that it stretches out 2,000 kill 3450e9ers, often, and funnels toward the downpour so look what happened today they had two and a half feet of rain in queensland, okay. all over the-- pakistan, 20 million -- >> had to you
for a change? >> i think that is where all the initiative and where all the energy is going right now. this is president obama's sequester. the president has failed up until now to come up and offer anything specific beyond talking points and press conferences as to how he proposes to turn the sequester off. and absent that, we don't have any changes. >> many that i thinkthanks, pet. tomorrow i'll chat with eric cantor. he made a major address today at the american enterprise institute. he had across the board ideas to reinvigorate the republican party and the national economy. again, mr. cantor will join me tomorrow. next up this evening, we had a nice recovery rally in the markets today. but here's what i want to know. what effect will the sequester have on stocks? will it be as dire as some say or might it be bullish. we'll get answers. free market capitalism, the best path to prosperity. free market capitalism says shrink government spending to grow the economy. i'm larry kudlow. we'll be right back. all right that's a fifth-floor problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha
and energy to mail out fee disclosure information to participants that are minimally engaged in the plan and are not going to be interested in the expense ratio offered under that plan. that was the regulation well intended, but didn't have all the impact it was designed to have. trying to manage necessary regulation with regulation that's not going to have a bacon pact, just echoing that important part. >> is this going to get us there that make in the plain simpler? >> i think so. do make say difference for people. very valuable, thank you very much. >> i would like to continue, professor warren, senator warren find of questioning because that's very helpful. i remember in order to be the governor of tennessee, walked across the state many years ago and there's no one to talk to do, the cows are along the road. i was thinking if i got elected, would if i could make a tax form for some sort of list that i could hand to somebody who wants to start a business and safe from the state's point of view, this is everything we care about. these are all the taxes on the regulation, complete us.
is going on in congress. they are extremely passionate and have a lot of energy. they will generate a higher level of interest in the 2014 elections, and we will able to capture that energy and spirit accordingly in the elections -- steer it accordingly in the elections. >> terrific. well, we have reached the end of our time, so i asked you to join me in thanking our panel -- sara chieffo, david kirby, brandon davis, and glen caroline. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] + >> coming out in about 30 minutes, we will take you live to the state department, where outgoing secretary hillary clinton will deliver remarks on for employees. she officially steps down today. senator john kerry of massachusetts was confirmed by the senate on tuesday to be her replacement. he is expected to be sworn in the day by the supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. in the meantime, we will have live coverage of the secretary clinton's earmarks around at 2:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. president obama will honor the recipi
. now a government panel's proposing key ideas that could potentially transform japan's energy. we have more on this story. >> reporter: after a year long debate the panel presented its report to the government. >> translator: the government must successfully overhaul the electricity system to live up to the people's expectations. >> reporter: japan's energy system remains a monopoly. they operate independently and rarely provide power to one another. the utility companies have maintained that this is the best way to secure a stable power supply. but the nuclear disaster exposed problems with this approach. tepco failed to provide enough power dome pen said for the loss of fukushima. there were rolling blackouts in the capital. public confidence eroded. in response the former panel.ment set up the reform friday's report included three main recommendations. one, increase competition by bringing new generators to the market by 2016. two, set up an organization to improve connections between power grids. finally split up power generation and transmission operations as early as 2018. the pa
japan's energy policy. >> reporter: after a year long debate the panel presented its report to the government. >> translator: the government must successfully overhaul the electricity system to live up to the people's expectations. >> reporter: japan's energy system remains a monopoly. they operate independently and rarely provide power to one another. the utility companies have maintained that this is the best way to secure a stable power supply. but the nuclear disaster exposed problems with this approach. tepco failed to provide enough power dome pen said for the loss of fukushima. there were rolling blackouts in the capital. public confidence eroded. in response the former government set up the reform panel. friday's report included three main recommendations. one, increase competition by bringing new generators to the market by 2016. two, set up an organization to improve connections between power grids. finally split up power generation and transmission operations as early as 2018. the panel says these measures will give consumers more choice, that it will create bette
of living is going up. health care cost, food, energy, everything is getting more expensive. and even if you have these depreciating dollars what kind of yields can you have? you can't get 1% on your money in the bank. melissa: so depressing. come on, i will be weeping here soon. rescue me from here since. >> i was thinking same thing. no wonder these two feel bad how things look. the important thing to realize about a survey you cited it is a snapshot of consumer sentiment at time. it is not really entirely predictive what their behavior will look like. how are you file financially and how are you feeling secure. melissa: aren't they looking at their 401(k) when they're seeing something like this. >> looking at people 45 to 60. in your 40s do you have any sense what you will retire. you're thinking what will the job market look like. hearing talk about entitlement reform. you're thinking i'm not sure social security and medicare will be around when i retire so i will have to stay longer in the workforce. this is more indicative what people think about today rather than what they do down the
. joining us now with the outlook for energy, alan harry. he's portfolio manager and c.e.o. of the spartan commodity fund. alan, let me first start off by talking to you about home heating oil. we saw prices up this week 3%. what is the trend going forward? >> well, thank you for having me. what i look at right now is short term we're going up a little bit more. longer term we're heading down. two, three weeks we're going to go up just a little bit more. after that, down we go. >> susie: why is that? >> well, i think we're coming to the close of the heating season. we already have an idea of what days we have left of heating. and it's not using up enough. so they've kept a lot in reserve, a lot of speculation coming to the market, and it's not getting used up. two, three weeks we have a great idea of where we will sit heating season wise. after that, down we go displuz for most of the u.s., households use natural gas. they don't use heating oil. and the ones that do are mostly in the northeast. so come march, will their pricees, their home bills be down? >> by the end of march, it will be
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